Teacher Creative Development Fund

How can you use the arts to be a more effective teacher in any subject? How can creative learning help students do better in school and on tests? New Colorado educational standards and the focus on classroom effectiveness mean more teachers are asking these questions and looking for opportunities to develop their creative skills.

Denver Arts & Venues partners with Think360 Arts to offer a limited number of scholarships and workshops in creative professional development for Denver Public School teachers and administrators to attend the nationally recognized Institute for Creative Teaching, as well as a FREE artist residency in their school.

Institute for Creative Teaching
This institute for educators and artists will reignite your passion for teaching and ensure that your students are equipped with the 21st century skills they’ll need – skills in innovation, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Presented with the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, AEIC is a week-long, hands-on program in which you’ll connect with artistic experiences and learn how to leverage creative expression to effectively support new educational standards in any content area. A special version of AEIC is offered for educational leaders. Visit www.think360arts.org for program details and schedule.

Denver Public Schools Scholarship Information:
Denver Arts & Venues awards ten scholarships to teachers. Priority is given to ensure diverse distribution of the funds across the district.

Each scholarship includes:

  • Full participation in the Institute for Creative Teaching
  • A FREE part-time artist residency from Think 360 Arts with an artist selected by the teacher (pending artist schedules and availability).

For more information on program qualifications and applications, please contact:

  • Shanna Shelby
    Cultural Programs Coordinator, Denver Arts & Venues
    [email protected]
  • Michelle Shedro
    Education Director, Think 360 Arts
    720-904-8890 ext. 101